Focus: Breaking out of "one-trick pony" mode with your poetry analysis
1. Announcements! PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY (too loud, too loud)
2. Don't be a one-trick pony! Expanding your poetry analysis horizons with Emily Manning and with "To Paint a Water Lily"
a. One-on-one time with Ted Hughes
b. The exponential thinking circle
c. Reading with your ears: Sound devices
d. Playing around with enjambment, verb tense, punctuation, and syntax
e. Finally, your comfort zone: Imagery and diction
3. The 2006 Form B Prompt:
Read the following poem carefully. Then write an essay discussing how the poet uses
literary techniques to reveal the speaker’s attitudes toward nature and the artist’s task.
Form a thesis and outline in response to the above prompt. Remember that you should have 2-4 body paragraphs, each with distinct yet related ideas (you're not actually going to write the body paragraphs; you're simply planning them).
1. Assigned book club reading
2. Continue working on your culminating essay by brainstorming ideas for any texts you might use